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1,000 residents lose power in Moorhead

About 1,000 north Moorhead residents lost power for several hours Monday because of a broken power pole. Electricity was interrupted in the area at 3:15 p.m., said Moorhead Public Service spokeswoman Jennifer Walz. MPS crews re-routed power aroun...

About 1,000 north Moorhead residents lost power for several hours Monday because of a broken power pole.

Electricity was interrupted in the area at 3:15 p.m., said Moorhead Public Service spokeswoman Jennifer Walz.

MPS crews re-routed power around the downed pole at the intersection of 11th Street and 15th Avenue North.

An insulator on the pole failed, creating a smoldering burn inside the wood and causing the pole to fall, said Dave Kahly, electric division manager for MPS.

For most residents, power was restored within an hour. The outage lasted until about 5:20 p.m. for homes located between Caddy Avenue and 10th Avenue North, west of 11th Street, Kahly said.

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